Keeping Your Finances Secure During Natural Disasters

The summer before my junior year in college I waitressed at a local restaurant. By the middle of August, I was working double shifts almost every day. I was one of the few “locals” who could continue working until Labor Day because I did not need to go home before returning to school. I was […]







Financial Opportunities For Military Families

My son, Max, is going into his junior year of high school. Since he has started thinking about college, we have had many conversations about career choices. We have talked about the pros and cons of different jobs, including the salary potential. I would love to tell my kids to just “do what they love”—but […]







All IRAs Are Not Created Equal

If you have ever driven past our office on Teaticket Highway, you may be surprised to hear that four of us work in that small space. We do well with our tight quarters; we manage to work together without getting in each other’s way very often. Part of what makes it work is that we […]







What One Needs To Know About The ‘Markets’

Jeff ends his articles each week with the instruction to “be vigilant and stay alert.” I agree that it is critical for all of us to be attentive to not only our personal finances, but the financial world in general. How do we do that? Usually, we listen to the news. So, it is important […]







What’s Your Game Plan For Financial Success?

All of my children play multiple team sports. They have for years, and probably will for years to come. Over time, I have watched them all improve at their respective sports. I, on the other hand, am no better at watching them play. I am a nervous mom in the crowd. (My friends will attest […]







Working Women Are Still Falling Behind

I am the mother of four great children: three girls and one boy. For many years, I worked just one day a week (outside of our home). I did this because my husband and I felt that it was important for one of us to stay home with the children before they started kindergarten. And, […]







Required Minimum Distributions, Do I Need To Worry?

Last week was a long week. In Jeff’s endless pursuit of physical fitness (not really), he hurt himself. All of us in the office tell him he will be fine, but the poor guy had to take it easy for quite a few days. Both of our schedules were a bit thrown off as a […]







Until Death Do Us Part… Well, Maybe Not

Fall is a busy time for weddings, especially here on Cape Cod. I remember some years when it seemed that every weekend my husband, Seth, and I were attending a wedding. It was always exciting, filling out the card with best wishes for the couple and their happy future ahead of them, seeing them smile […]







The Growing Weight Of Student Debt

Jeff wrote a good article last week about recent changes to federal student financial aid and some possible strategies to help finance college education.   His article addressed some things to consider in the years prior to applying for financial aid, things that may affect the amount of aid available to a student. It is […]